MiquelBorn in Northern California, I went from butchering sheep and chickens on a small family ranch to writing theses on English literature and film at UC Berkeley. The change up is not lost upon me…

After being introduced properly to wine once hired by a Napa Valley winery, I went on several trips in the name of wine around Europe, coming back to San Francisco each time. Once finally realizing that California is at the end of the world (not the center of it as Californians and Midwest transplants believe) I moved to Catalunya in 2012 where I write and publish wine books as well as articles in other publications. There have been a few awards but as I have the same amount of work after as I did before, you can read into those what you will.

I live in a village of the Montsant wine region in Priorat county where myself and the other 600 inhabitants manage to get along via copious amounts of wine and a threat of mutual dislike. The summers are hot, the winters cold, and the old houses, not well insulated.

If interested, please venture to my cussing-infused Twitter or read my wine blog.

-Miquel (Q, not G)

Awards & Titles

Items I’ve earned or been given, can be found here.


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